Democracy: Extra Verses

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Democracy: Extra Verses

Postby pamhule » Thu Nov 24, 2016 12:32 pm

Dear all,

Like many other here, I have been revisiting Leonard's work over the last several weeks. I have been particularly struck by how prophetic some of the songs have been in terms of the current state of world (and US) affairs. Democracy touches on many very timely currents and I would be curious to learn more about Leonard's work on the song.

I came across a 1993 MTV interview (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgTV0mEoiWU), where Leonard mentions that there were many additional verses to the song and he goes on to recite one. A few more verses are included here: http://www.leonardcohen-prologues.com/democracy.htm.

I would be curious if any of you know of any additional verses to this masterpiece?

Jens

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